Friday, January 6, 2012

25+ Clever Household Tips

I'm definitely out of the loop. As soon as the Year changed over, everyone started blogging about organization. How to be organized. How to organize your pantries. The best organized office. How to organize your blog posts. Truth is, my husband and I argued today because our house is so unorganized. Did that kick us into an organization frenzy? No.

So, I'm sorry that I don't have any 'best of breed' organization blog posts for you. BUT, I have been collecting a file this past year that I call 'clever household tips' whenever I saw something that made me go 'aha'. So I think today is the day to dust off that file and share it with you in the hopes of creating a few aha's for you, too.

Remember my hanger trick to keep wide-shouldered clothes from slipping off?

Real Simple

Chelsea McGee on Pinterest

this recycled bottle-to-phone holder ticks boxes in clever AND cute!
Make It and Love It

Design Sponge

recycled cardboard box becomes a spray paint tent
Family Handyman

Crafty Nest

rub chalk onto greasy stains and the chalk powder will absorb the grease, 
making the stain easily removable by the laundry soap in the wash.

I've seen the egg carton ornament storage idea, but I also like the cups
Martha Stewart

use a rubberband to removed stripped screw (why didn't I ever think of that?)
via Haley Snider on Pinterest

this lost sock holder would be so simple with a piece of reclaimed wood 
via Pinterest

fun storage idea, although I would mostly likely try it with plastic cups glued together

Family Handyman

getting more cabinet space with a tension rod to hang spray bottles
Jen Morris on Photobucket

Chica and Jo

via Pinterest

Landee see, Landee do

Family Handyman


Narrating Life

Chica and Jo

That's My Letter


The Scrap Shoppe

Better Homes and Gardens

Which one do you think you'll try for sure?  I want to try that magnetic saucer pin cushion.

If you liked these clever little tips, I keep a file with lots more over at Pinterest if you want to hop over.

Here's a couple of links that will lead you to clever household tips utopia:

Family Handyman has enough to make you stay a while and browse

Until next time...

Stumble this post


  1. LOVE it - as always!! have bookmarked a couple of them to work on (the cell phone holder and the frame hanger assistant!)

  2. I think I'd need an army of cereal dispenser to keep my minivan clean :) I LOVE the lost socks sign... thanks for collecting and sharing good things once again!

  3. Great post! I am definately making the bottle->phone holder asap!! Genius!

  4. Great tips! I also love the bottle holder!

  5. LOOOVE the spray paint booth ideas!! All of them are good, not many 'repeats' some others have posted! :)

  6. I love the make sift projector! and the lost socks thing, but in my house I need a room for the lost and lonely socks. I like the storage Idea. I have made a light fitting from plastic cups in a similar fashion.

  7. Wow! There are some awesome tips here!! Thanks for sharing:D

  8. Great list. Clever and practical!

  9. It's actually a great and helpful piece of info. I'm satisfied that you just shared this helpful information with us. Please stay us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.
    Zoom ZG1N G1N Multi Guitar Effects Pedal Bundle With Accessories

  10. Good share Gan, It's the best. I Like this.

  11. Really cool stuff

  12. omg i want to do all of them!!!!

  13. I am so happy I finally figured out how to get those pesky stripped screws out of everything! They're about to drive me insane! Who would have though...a rubber band?! I also love the plastic bread tab and broken store hanger ideas. Those are two more things I can cross off my list of things to (somehow) simplify! I put thumb tacks under everything I paint now!
    I have tried to "perfect letters" trick before. It works like a charm!

  14. I love so many of your ideas...plan to put some to use tomorrow.

  15. New to your blog! Love these ideas!!!

  16. I shared the crown moulding shoe rack with a couple friends this week. And I love all the other ideas. I have already done the broken hanger chip clip. And I am going to use the cereal canister trash can idea in my van. I might get the kids involved in the cup storage project for their rooms.

  17. My developer is trying to convince me to move to .
    net from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of the expenses.

    But he's tryiong none the less. I've been using Movable-type on a number of websites for
    about a year and am worried about switching to another platform.

    I have heard good things about Is there
    a way I can import all my wordpress content into it? Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated!
    My page: my computer is slow

  18. Howdy! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could locate a captcha plugin for my
    comment form? I'm using the same blog platform as yours and I'm
    having trouble finding one? Thanks a lot!
    Also visit my weblog ; how to make an app

  19. I was pretty pleased to uncover this site. I want to to thank you for ones time for this particularly wonderful read!
    ! I definitely really liked every part of it and I have you book-marked
    to check out new information on your site.
    Also visit my homepage mac baren

  20. Howdy! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could locate a captcha plugin for my
    comment form? I'm using the same blog platform as yours and I'm
    having trouble finding one? Thanks a lot!

    Line4line also supplies products such as Wall Anchors and Security Ground Anchors which cater to the need of the clients as per their customized design and the technicality of the project.

  21. I have been surfing on-line more than three hours nowadays, yet I never found
    any interesting article like yours. It's pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all website owners and bloggers made excellent content as you did, the web might be a lot more useful than ever before.
    My web page : erinmore Flake

  22. Hello there! Do you use Twitter? I'd like to follow you if that would be ok. I'm undoubtedly
    enjoying your blog and look forward to new updates.

    Feel free to surf to my weblog; furnace troubleshooting flowchart

  23. Good day! Would you mind if I share your blog with my facebook group?
    There's a lot of people that I think would really enjoy your content. Please let me know. Thank you

    Look at my web site; furnace brands

  24. Hi there your web site url: http://www.blogger.
    com/comment.g?blogID=7218678013427074678&postID=2645557997223213020 seems to be redirecting
    to a completely different web page when I click the home page link.
    You may want to have this looked at.

    Here is my site :: short term apartment paris

  25. I don't know if it's just me or if perhaps everyone else encountering issues with your blog.
    It appears as if some of the written text within your content are running
    off the screen. Can someone else please comment and let me know if this is happening to them as well?

    This could be a issue with my web browser because I've had this happen previously. Many thanks

    Have a look at my webpage :: personal injury attorney

  26. Hurrah, that's what I was looking for, what a information! present here at this blog, thanks admin of this site.

    Also visit my page


I'm listening! And responding - so let's create some buzz together for recycled and repurposed arts and crafts.

Related Post for